This species is typically smaller than other Dasylirions, with small crowns and trunks usually less than 0,5 m. Leaves are long, reaching 1–2m. It is native to central and southwestern Texas and in Coahuila state of northeastern Mexico, including the Chihuahuan Desert. The alcoholic drink "Sotol", is made from the fermented inner cores of this species. The plant itself is named "Sotol" in its area.
|Minimum winter temperature||-15 ºC to -10 ºC|